Earn Your High School Equivalency with Adult Education Classes from MGCCC

Adult Education Classes

MGCCC offers Adult Education (AE) classes for those who do not have a high school diploma. Classes are located at the Jackson County Campus, the Jefferson Davis Campus, the Perkinston Campus, the George County Center and the West Harrison County Center.

Off-campus/center classes are offered at the Gulfport One Stop WIN Job Center and the Pascagoula WIN Job Center. Class days and times vary at each site.

Gulf Coast’s AE program provides individuals the opportunity to take classes that prepare them for a high school equivalency test (GED, HiSET, TASC) and to improve their reading, writing, language and/or math skills. Students may also earn a National Career Ready Certificate, Smart Start Certificate/Credential and explore Career Technical education and Workforce training options.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

MGCCC offers ESL classes to students with limited English proficiency. Classes are available at the Jackson County and the Jefferson Davis campuses.

Having a High School Equivalency  means a person is 20% more likely to get a job and keep it. It also means earning 14% more income.

Get Started

Orientation sessions are the beginning point for Adult Education students. During this session, students are assessed to determine which educational areas need to be addressed and classes are scheduled. Students must be at least 16 years of age and not currently enrolled in public school. Students under to age of 18 must complete an Underage Youth Application for Program Enrollment and Permission for HSE Testing, and provide documentation as required in the application.

Orientation sessions and Adult Education classes are free of charge.

For Class Information or to Schedule an Orientation Session:


Accommodations for candidates with disabilities

Information about accommodations for students with disabilities is available at each campus/center.